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Five different teams, five different noses..

My father, girlfriend and I;

Are going to see the Formula 1 movie, RUSH, on the weekend. Not to get confused with the band. I am quite looking forward to seeing the legendary battle between two greats but I have one slight concern. Chris Hemsworth is playing James Hunt. Yes, the same Chris Hemsworth that played Thor in the self titled movie and Marvel’s Avengers. I’m not calling into question his acting skills in any way, but the fact that to many fans of his, he can only be Thor. Much to the dismay of many iconic roles throughout history, the role is often much more famous than the actor and often leaves the actor on the back foot as most people only associate them with their famous role. Of corse, there are exceptions, I agree, but I only hope that I don’t see him as Thor throughout the entire movie.

I’m at Silvertone for the F1!

Parking was far easier this year! Didn’t have to queue or anything.

CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE!

CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE!

Ready for some F1!

Ready for some F1!

My First Impressions of the McLaren Mercedes MP-28

First of, I’m in now way an F1 expert. I love the sport and often watch the first two practice sessions, qualifying and the race including the SkySports F1 HD’s F1 Sow (mouthful, right?) And there’s not much point in watching practice three when half hour or so later you have qualifying, but that doesn’t mean I know a lot and these are just my uneducated opinions.

So, my first impressions, same as last year? Minus a colour tweak and some minor aero difference you can’t see much changes; and I guess you can’t make too many changes as the FIA haven’t really changed a whole lot of rules for the 2013 season, 2014 is a different story..

I know there’s going to be a heap of changes “under the hood” and I know it’s lighter as per the FIA rules allowing it due to heavier wheels and the new engines for next year. We all know after a few races we start to see new aero packages and upgrades to the cars, but ‘til then, it looks pretty much the same as the car at the end of the 2012 season, lets’ just hope it’s more reliable!

They look like two naughty school-boys

They look like two naughty school-boys

The Evolution Of British Racing Motors Cars In Formula 1 (From 1956 - 1977)Which One Is Your Favourite? Which One Do You Think Has The Best Livery? Share Your Thoughts!

The Evolution Of British Racing Motors Cars In Formula 1 (From 1956 - 1977)

Which One Is Your Favourite? Which One Do You Think Has The Best Livery? Share Your Thoughts!

(Source: plus.google.com)


Red Bull Racing’s F1 Car Sings the National Anthem Better than You

Anyone who’s ever been to a sporting event knows how easy it is for someone to completely butcher our national anthem. But Red Bull Racing’s F1 car does pretty much the exact opposite of that.The F1 team is demoing the high-revving vehicle around NYC this week, and it sounds like it has quite the set of pipes on it. What could be more patriotic than a car vroom vrooming “Oh say can you see”? Throw a bald eagle and some Bud Light tallboys in there, and you’ve got yourself the most patriotic moment since Washington crossed the Delaware.

(Source: Gizmodo)

De Villota leaves hospital as recovery continues

Injured Marussia test driver Maria de Villota has been discharged from Madrid’s La Paz University Hospital to continue her recovery at home.

De Villota, who was transferred from the UK to her native Spain less than week ago, sustained serious head and facial injuries in a testing accident at Duxford Airfield earlier this month.

“The patient’s general conditions are good, which allowed us to release her,” explained a statement on De Villota’s website. “In the last six days, she has been treated by specialists of the plastic and neurological surgery services, and the ophthalmology department, who will continue to follow her, as she will need to undergo periodical checks and treatments.

“From a neurological point of view, the patient does not present any deficit and does not need any surgery. The specialists have made no special remarks but will continue to follow her in the forthcoming period of time.

“As a consequence of the serious trauma suffered, she will be closely followed by the ophthalmology service,” concluded the statement. “The specialists of the plastic surgery service will be responsible for following the serious injuries to her face and correcting the effects of those.”

De Villota had just completed an initial installation lap on her first Formula One test with Marussia when she collided a team support truck.

(Source: formula1.com)

Marussia have completed a detailed investigation into Maria De Villota’s testing crash at the UK’s Duxford Airfield two weeks ago and have concluded that the car did not play a role in the accident.De Villota sustained serious head and facial injuries after her car veered into the rear of a Marussia support truck during a straight-line test, her first for the team, and continues to recover in Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge.Marussia conducted their own comprehensive analysis of the accident and an autonomous, external forensic investigation was also commissioned and carried out at Duxford and with the team at their technical centre in Banbury.As is normal procedure, Marussia’s findings have been shared with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the independent UK regulator which acts in the public interest in respect of work-related accidents.“We are satisfied that the findings of our internal investigation exclude the car as a factor in the accident,” said team principal John Booth. “We have shared and discussed our findings with the HSE for their consideration as part of their ongoing investigation. This has been a necessarily thorough process in order to understand the cause of the accident.“We have now concluded our investigatory work and can again focus on the priority, which continues to be Maria’s wellbeing. In that regard, we continue to support Maria and the De Villota family in any way we can.”

Marussia have completed a detailed investigation into Maria De Villota’s testing crash at the UK’s Duxford Airfield two weeks ago and have concluded that the car did not play a role in the accident.

De Villota sustained serious head and facial injuries after her car veered into the rear of a Marussia support truck during a straight-line test, her first for the team, and continues to recover in Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge.

Marussia conducted their own comprehensive analysis of the accident and an autonomous, external forensic investigation was also commissioned and carried out at Duxford and with the team at their technical centre in Banbury.

As is normal procedure, Marussia’s findings have been shared with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the independent UK regulator which acts in the public interest in respect of work-related accidents.

“We are satisfied that the findings of our internal investigation exclude the car as a factor in the accident,” said team principal John Booth. “We have shared and discussed our findings with the HSE for their consideration as part of their ongoing investigation. This has been a necessarily thorough process in order to understand the cause of the accident.

“We have now concluded our investigatory work and can again focus on the priority, which continues to be Maria’s wellbeing. In that regard, we continue to support Maria and the De Villota family in any way we can.”

(Source: formula1.com)


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Marussia: De Villota making a remarkable recovery

Marussia have reported that test driver Maria de Villota continues to improve and is ‘communicating freely’ with her family and the medical team at the UK’s Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge.

It is over a week since De Villota suffered head and facial injuries when her car collided with a team truck during a straight-line test at Duxford Airfield. 

“Despite severe injuries, Maria’s recovery during that time has been remarkable,” said a team statement. “Following two successful surgical procedures in the days following the accident, last Saturday the medical team at Addenbrooke’s began to gradually reduce the level of Maria’s sedation.

"By Sunday morning, Maria was awake and able to speak to her family, which provided a very important - albeit early - indication that there were positive signs for Maria’s recovery. Since that time, Maria has been making small but significant steps. 

"She was moved out of the Neurological Critical Care Unit on Monday and is no longer receiving sedation. Her family remain by her side and she is communicating freely with them and the medical team. Medical assessments are ongoing to monitor Maria’s improving condition.”

The Spaniard, who joined Marussia in March, was conducting her maiden test for the team when her car struck a stationary vehicle last Tuesday. The cause of the accident has not been confirmed.


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